BS in Information Technology
Turn technology into business solutions. With technology evolving at such a rapid rate in an increasingly globalized market, now more than ever businesses are in need of competent IT professionals who can harness the connective power of technology. The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree from the College of Business & Technology at The Golden State College integrates technology skill development with the business enterprise acumen required in the fast-paced, rapidly changing global workplace.
This IT degree program builds a foundation in business theory and practice to help you understand the impact of information technology on the workplace. You will develop a strong blend of business, organizational, technical, and interpersonal skills to become a technological problem-solver.
What is a Degree in Information Technology?
A degree in Information Technology teaches skills for operating and maintaining computer systems. Specifically, the IT degree program’s focus is on how systems collect and store information as well as understanding and controlling how information can be accessed.
In support of the university’s mission, the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT) program in the College of Business & Technology develops IT professionals through experienced faculty who design and deliver a current, relevant, and real-world curriculum. The BSIT enables technology professionals to become critical thinkers, innovative technology solution providers, and process improving agents who offer state-of-the-art resolutions to today's business problems.
Program Educational Objective
Address the challenges of the rapidly changing information technology, ethically and responsibly
Exceed the increasing expectations of employers in solving complex problems in information technology
Attain industry required skills for technical, supervisory and management positions
Gain leadership positions in industry, academe and government
Student Outcomes for Information Technology
Graduates of the program will have an ability to:
Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
Communicate efficiently in a variety of professional contexts.
Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgements in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
Identify and analyze user needs and to take them into account in the selection, creation, integration, evaluation, and administration of computing-based systems.
The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology enables technology professionals to become critical thinkers and innovative process improvement agents through technology solutions. The IT program prepares students in the areas of information assurance and security, project management, data management, networking technologies, and mobile and web applications. Students who successfully complete their bachelor of information technology will be able to:
Apply information, strategies and techniques towards system improvement and the development of cutting edge Information Technology (IT) solutions
Utilize state of the art project management tools and technical skills to apply the appropriate System Development Lifecycle methods in creating and maintaining IT solutions that fulfill the organizational goals
Evaluate integration possibilities of various technologies, products, and services from multiple sources in one user environment
Develop risk-management and system security plans and procedures using best-practices and appropriate system quality standards
Assess ethical, legal, security, and social aspects and values within organizations
Total number of credits required: 120 credits
General Education Requirements: 43 credits
Major Course Requirements: 57 credits
Electives: 20 credits
To earn your Bachelor of Science in Information Technology at Global Campus, you must complete 120 credits. You will need to complete 30 upper-division credits, of which 18 credits must be from the major program.